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Old November 12, 2011, 03:17 PM
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Default Is the Core i5 2400 worth it?

I know it can't be overclocked, but if the processor can be obtained cheaply, would it be worth it? What about on a per performance per dollar basis?
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Yes it is worth it. Its performance is only marginally slower than a 2500k that everyone wants. Also, it is overclockable, but only by 4 multipliers (400mhz). HWC LINK.
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Old November 12, 2011, 04:21 PM
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Yes it is worth it. Its performance is only marginally slower than a 2500k that everyone wants. Also, it is overclockable, but only by 4 multipliers (400mhz). HWC LINK.
4 multi's + FSB for a hundred or so extra
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Old November 12, 2011, 04:38 PM
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4 multi's + FSB for a hundred or so extra
Realistically speaking, how much oc should I be able to get? What will the top speed be?
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I'm interested in this chip as well. Right now at ME its $170, compare to ~$220 of the 2500K, which is pretty good for me. Would you say that the higher clock (oc) of the K warrant its higher price? (the difference can be put into a better graphic card for example)
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if you do folding or very cpu intensive tasks the unlocked processors usually can hit 4.4-4.5ghz but if you're not a number cruncher or editor you'll see no real world gain.
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For gaming purpose, you'll not see the difference between the two cpus. And as stated in other posts, the overclocking is good only when it makes a difference in task you do regularly. Other than that, it is just wasted energy. So i really think that 50$ more in your gpu (or in a ssd) will have more impact in your day-to-day computing than going from 2400 to 2500k. That's only my two cents.
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Realistically speaking, how much oc should I be able to get? What will the top speed be?
The HWC link I posted above they were able to get 4028mhz when only a single thread is running and 3816mhz on all cores as a max OC.
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Old November 13, 2011, 08:18 AM
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not worth it
you better off gettin the 2500k
you think running @ 106blk the board gonna be happy? 24/7

i went upto 108 blk while playin but no way i goin over 102 blk for 24/7 if i dont need to
and i keep my 2600k @ 100blk x50 24/7 wastin all that electricity lol
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